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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Oct. 25, 2019 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Stephen V. Smith on the Annapurna Circuit, near Manang, Nepal, on Oct. 18, 2019. Steve was the assistant rector and then interim at the…
In the News
Last year, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that only a dozen years remain to reduce worldwide carbon dioxide emissions by 45% to meet the goal of net-zero emissions from power plants and vehicles by 2050--the reduction level needed to avoid a disaster scenario in…
Diocesan News
The Diocese of Massachusetts--in partnership with its sister dioceses in New England, Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations--is organizing "Love God, Love Neighbor: Advocacy in Action"--a two-day training and advocacy initiative in Washington, D.C…
Parish News
Starting on Oct. 27, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston will be transformed into an art gallery through Dec. 6, as it hosts the traveling art exhibition, "ABRAHAM: Out of One, Many."  The exhibit's title plays off of the Latin motto "E pluribus unum" / "Out of many, one," and it is an…
Diocesan News
Clergy and lay delegates will gather next month for Diocesan Convention, taking up the annual policy and budget-setting business of the diocese with the diocesan mission strategy in mind, which calls the community to embrace brave change by reimagining congregations, building relationships and…
Diocesan News

At this moment in Haiti, schools and businesses are closed down as protesters block the streets, demanding the resignation of their president, Jovenel Moïse, amid fuel and food shortages, and charges of corruption. The anti-government protests have been growing since mid-2018...

In the News
Old North Church, with attendance from RUFF North End dog group, hosted their annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday afternoon in honor of St. Francis Day. Dozens of pets, accompanied by their humans, congregated on the Prado to receive individual blessings from Rev. Ellie Terry and Rev. Stephen…
In the News
St. Peter's Episcopal Church went to the dogs and stuffed animals during a special “Blessing of the Animals” service on October 8. The special service is a popular one, held on or close to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi to commemorate the famous saint of pets and animals. The Feast of St…
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On Friday, Sept. 20, children from the preschool at St. David's Church in South Yarmouth helped to ring the church bell to raise awareness for climate change and caring for creation. "We just had a bell-ringing experience with our preschoolers and people from our congregation to…
Reflections
"Baptism: Water of Creation - Destruction - Regeneration," stained glass at St. Andrew's Church, Ayer Many congregations in the Diocese of Massachusetts observe a "Creation Care Season" beginning with the Feast of St. Francis, Oct. 4 through the last Sunday after Pentecost,…